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Th'infernal ferpent ! he it was , whose guile , Stirr'd up with envy and revenge , deceiv'd The mother of mankind , what time his pride Had caft him out from heav'n , with all his hoft Of rebel Angels : by whose aid aspiring To fet ...
... or fate , Too well I fee and rue the dire event , That with fad overthrow and foul defeat Hath loft us heav'n : and all this mighty hoft In horrible destruction laid thus low , As far as Gods , and heav'nly effences , Can perish ...
Sonorous metal blowing martial founds : At which the univerfal hoft up fent A fhout that tore hell's concave ; and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night . All in a moment thro ' the gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rife ...
For me be witness all the hoft of heav'n , If counfels different , or danger fhun'd By me , have loft our hopes : but he who reigns Monarch in heav'n , till then as one fecure Sate on His throne , upheld by old repute , Confent , or ...
Mean while the winged heralds by command Of fov'reign pow'r , with awful ceremony And trumpets found , throughout the hoft proclaim A folemn council forthwith to be held 755 At Pandemonium , the high Capital Of Satan and his Peers ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - StefanY - LibraryThing
Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Read full review